Recent News

July 17, 2017

Dominion Diamond had previously rejected an earlier bid as 'highly opportunistic'

U.S-based conglomerate The Washington Companies is buying Dominion Diamond Corporation, one of the world's largest diamond producers, for $1.2 billion US. 

July 4, 2017

At least 28,000 jobs will open in the Northwest Territories within the next 15 years, thanks mostly to the territory's aging population.

A report from the Conference Board of Canada says filling those positions will be a challenge for the N.W.T. On June 30, the Government of the Northwest Territories released a new immigration plan to help address the territory's potential labour shortage.

June 8, 2017

YELLOWKNIFE (JUNE 7, 2017) – Nearly $1 million is being invested in the future of Northwest Territories (NWT) exploration and prospecting thanks to the Government of the Northwest Territories’ (GNWT) signature incentive program.

May 30, 2017

Dominion Diamond announced positive results for its pre-feasibility study at the Misery Deep pit on Tuesday. 

The Misery Main pipe open-pit mine is expected to account for around 60 per cent of of the diamond carats recovered at Ekati mine in fiscal 2018.

The pre-feasibility showed a probable mineral reserve of between 1.8 million tonnes, or 8.7 million carats, at Misery Deep, which could net Dominion $92 million.

May 15, 2017

Darnley Bay Resources Ltd. has started hiring local workers as it tries to revive the old Pine Point Mine east of Hay River, Northwest Territories.

The company, with headquarters in Toronto, purchased the project for $8 million in cash and shares last December.

March 28, 2017

Stocks hit $17.80 per share after company announces plan Monday


Dominion Diamond Corporation's stocks rose again Monday after announcing it would listen to offers from potential buyers for the company.

Shares in the mining company rose after the company announced the decision in a statement Monday morning. 

March 3, 2017

The territory’s Gahcho Kué diamond mine officially began commercial production Thursday.

The mine, located 280 kilometers northeast of Yellowknife, is expected to produce around 54 million carats of rough diamonds over its lifetime.

Thursday’s announcement marks an important operational milestone and also comes slightly ahead of schedule.

February 27, 2017

187.7-carat diamond from Diavik mine on display at the Smithsonian Natural History museum in Washington


The Northwest Territories' biggest diamond find has been enjoying a marquee run at the most popular museum in the United States.

The 187.7-carat Foxfire diamond — the largest diamond ever found in North America — is on display at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington D.C.

February 7, 2017

Workers at the Gahcho Kue diamond mine discovered a 68-carat diamond, the largest gem in the mine's short history. 

Mountain Province Diamonds, one of the mine's co-owners, made the announcement Monday, saying the find is "very encouraging."

Gahcho Kue is still ramping up to full production after it launched in August. It plans to sell diamonds mined during this ramp-up period in Belgium later in February.  

February 2, 2017

Bidding is now open for the main Giant Mine remediation contract worth hundreds of millions of dollars.

There is no exact price tag for the contract — it's a competitive bidding process. But the cost of remediation is estimated at $600 million, according to the federal government tender posted online last week